This is just a basic no frills stove/oven for someone who is not out to spend a whole lot of money. The agency I work for needed a new stove/oven in the kitchen area as we cook with the clients and for ourselves at various times. I can remember seeing this model when I was shopping for a new oven a few years ago. This model is an electric stove/oven and appears to me to be fairly well made even though its a basic unit without many of the frills of the more expensive ones that can be purchased. The control panel is black and its a pretty decent looking appliance. The control knobs felt steady and firm to the touch. I did not see an energy star rating on it. There have been no problems with it so far and I believe we have had it for about a year at this point. It seems to bake whatever we choose very evenly without exception. Its done a nice job on cookies, Shepard's pie, cakes and many other meals that we have cooked over the last year. I would recommend this stove/oven to anyone who needs a good little basic stove/oven who doesn't want to pay a great deal of money for some of the more expensive models.